Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Tired today

goal for the week 17.5 hours
still sanding

The Tayra (Eira barbara) is a weasel-like animal about he size of a small dog from Central and South America.  They are diurnal omnivores that tend to eat a lot of small rodents and honey. Tayra are somewhat arboreal, but do spend quite a bit of time on the ground and are also strong swimmers. Their coat coloration varies along their range. They are described has having an erratic bouncing gait and being good long distance jumpers. They have been tamed and kept as pets by people living in their range they tend to be playful and helpful for rodent control. They are also so locally referred to as "cabeza del viejo" which means "Old man head" for their wrinkled faces some individuals also have lighter colored heads which emphasizes this.  

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